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Obituary for Joyce R. Anderson (Rankin)

Joyce (Rankin) Anderson, of River Road, Pawcatuck, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the age of 87. She was the wife of the late Donald Anderson, Sr.

Born in Deep River, CT, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Clarissa Rankin.

Joyce worked as a bookkeeper for IGA for years until its closing and then later at the 5th Avenue store. She really enjoyed line dancing at the PNC and volunteered at many local organizations.

She is survived by her four children, Robert Charnetski of Nokesville, VA, Janice Bagby of Palatine, IL, Michael Charnetski & wife Dori of North Stonington, CT, and Shelley Rubert of Taylors, SC; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her brother John Houghton and sister Barbara Deveau.

A Funeral Service will take place at 10am on Saturday, March 12 at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. For online condolences please visit